I'm rebuilding the forks on my CB400 project bike [ turning into a street tracker ;) ]
The process from the manual is pretty straight forward:
1) Remove the front fork bolts and drain oil
2) With each fork bottom held in a vice, remove the socket bolt using the Allan key hand wrench and separate the pipe from the bottom case
3) Remove the front fork dust seal, 48mm snap ring and oil seal
One fork came apart no problems. I removed the bottom bolt which leads through and attaches to the oil lock piece, drained oil and slide the fork tube from the bottom case.
The other fork for some reason gets to a point when sliding out to separate the two pieces and it just 'clunks' and won't go any further. I've used a little force and nothing. It's like it is getting stuck on something / hitting something. From what I can see the oil lock piece is still in the bottom of the fork so it shouldn't be that. I can't think of anything else that would be obstructing it.
Any ideas of had this happen before?
Thanks in advance.